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New Joint Seminar Series

The Lancaster Environment Centre is joining together with the Royal Geographical Society NW Region to put on a joint seminar series to be held in the Biology Lecture Theatre, Dept of Environmental Science, Lancaster University.

These talks are free to everyone: members of LEC, RGS, the University and the general public. Free tickets can be reserved in advance by contacting Tracy Quilliam (email: t.quilliam@lancs.ac.uk tel 01524 593891) or turn up on the day, subject to availability.

The talk schedule for academic year 2008-2009 is given below.

Michaelmas term:

Tues 25th November, 7.30 pm, Biol LT

Dr Sanjeev Gupta (Imperial College London).

"Catastrophic megaflooding: how Britain became an island"

Using sonar mapping, Dr. Sanjeev Gupta and team have discovered a huge valley carved into the floor of the English channel, caused by megaflooding. This event resulted in the separation of England from France, changing the course of British history.

Lent term:

Friday 6th February, 7.30pm, Biol LT

Prof Mike Searle (Oxford University).

"The formation of the Himalaya-Karakoram mountain belt".

The Himalaya formed 50 million years ago when the two continents of India and Asia, once separated by a large ocean, collided. Geologist and mountaineer Prof Mike Searle provides a superbly illustrated talk explaining the evolution of this spectacular mountain range.

Summer term:

Date: To be confirmed.

Prof Alasdair Skelton (Stockholm University).

"Reconstruction of the Boxing Day tsunami (2004), Khao Lak, Thailand"

Working together with survivors of the Boxing Day tsunami, and with the help of tourist photos and video footage, Prof. Alasdair Skelton has reconstructed the minutes which transformed the tranquility of Khao Lak, Thailand to a scene of total devastation.

Wed 10 September 2008